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Brotherly Game Daily Links: MLS Playoffs Preview

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MLS News

2020 MLS Cup playoffs preview: Putting depth to the test; a bigger postseason field with bigger upsets?
In just about any season, the MLS Cup playoffs are witness to all kinds of chaos. In the past 10 years, only twice has a conference’s top seed so much as reached MLS Cup. That dynamic continued even when the league moved to a single-game format, with higher seeds hosting for every round in 2019.

MLS Playoff Preview: Nashville SC vs. Inter Miami
Nashville SC is set to welcome Inter Miami to town on Friday night in the their first-ever postseason match, an all-or-nothing affair that will pit two sides with vastly different styles and brands against one another.

MLS Playoff Preview: Impact vs. Revolution
The Montreal Impact snuck into the MLS Playoffs this season, coming from behind late against D.C. United on Decision Day. Thierry Henry’s men will be looking to bring this momentum into the play-in round on Friday when they take on a familiar foe in the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium.

Struber set to make Red Bulls coaching debut in MLS Cup Playoffs
Once his visa was approved, Struber followed COVID-19 protocol for traveling to the United States, getting tested before and after arriving last week. In New York, Struber isolated while working with the league to plan a safe way for him to begin work.

Rest of the World News

France, Italy back among seeds for UEFA World Cup qualifying draw
Thirteen countries will go to the 2022 Qatar World Cup from Europe. The 10 group winners will qualify automatically, with the 10 runners-up entering the playoffs.